Hormones, genetics, or just forgetting to take off our makeup before bed – breakouts happen. But acne is a different beast all together. For many of us it cleared up after high school but for others, acne sets in as you reach adulthood. With June being Acne Awareness Month we thought it was the perfect time to share some of our favorite products for cleansing, clarifying, and clearing skin. Keep in mind, acne is a skin condition that may require a visit to your dermatologist. Check with your doctor before starting any new skin care regimen!
Oily skin types will love this mattifying lotion. It features time-released salicylic acid that is enhanced by lilac stem cells and glycolic acid, so all day long blemishes are being targeted. Enantia Chlorantha Extract helps to reduce oil and shine, making it perfect for wearing under your foundation this summer. $32; skinagain.com
Eminence Organic Skin Care: Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant with Lactic Acid
This gentle exfoliator helps to brighten your skin and smooth out imperfections. The rice powder is activated by water and as you massage in the cleanser, the lactic and salicylic acids help to remove dead skin cells while the strawberries and rhubarb purify your pores! The exfoliator also contains mineral-rich volcanic mud to deeply cleanse the skin. $48; dermstore.com
Kerstin Florian: Clarifying Moor Mud Masque
Treat yourself to a five minute trip to the spa at home with this twice-weekly masque. Rich in essential minerals and trace elements, this moor mud masque helps to refine and revitalize dull skin. The rich black masque helps to clear up problematic skin and promote circulation. $38; kerstinflorian.com
Tatcha: Kinu Pure Silk Polishing Face Cloth
This beautiful purple polishing 100 percent silk cloth will instantly elevate your nighttime skin routine. The cloth can be used for up to a year, lifts away makeup, and exfoliates away impurities with its protein-rich fibers. $18; tatcha.com
Kate Sommervlle: Detox Daily Cleanser
Wipe your skin’s slate clean at the beginning and the end of each day with this gentle daily cleanser. It stabilizes oil production without over-drying. It also contains Phytic Acid which will help to fade any acne scars you may have and reduce inflammation. $34; sephora.com
Epicuren: Moisture Surge Hyaluronic Acid Gel
Using sodium hyaluronate (the salt of hyaluronic acid) this moisturizing gel is able to deeply penetrate the skin, infusing it with hydration and then locking the moisture in. Sodium hyaluronate is a humectant that can bind 1,000 times its weight in moisture to the skin. $42; epicuren.com
Aloe vera increases the rate of healing in the skin, making this a gentle oil-free moisturizer for problematic skin.